Carmine's On Penn

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
Carmine's on Penn was established in 1994 as a neighborhood, family-style Italian restaurant. Our atmosphere is casual, festive, and friendly. Our servers bring the chalkboard menu to life, describing dishes and offering advice on selecting just the right combination of food and beverage.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Happy Valentine's Day! Please come celebrate this special occasion with Carmine's on Penn. We are offering our regular menu with seasonal items to share. Rose petals and candles on the tables! Share sweets with your sweet!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 2142 People Are Saying
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G
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Carmine’s and we really enjoyed it. As new residents to Denver, we had received recommendations to visit this restaurant and now we know why.

The food was very good and so was the service. There was a nice wine list that featured wines from Italy to pair well with the food.

Overall a very nice experience. Will be on our rotation of great neighborhood locations for dinner.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the salad to the desert. Very courteous staff.

FM
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience1

It was far too loud for a date, way too much food. Every single table had to take leftovers. Such a waste. And way to costly for pasta!

LM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific food..a bit pricey..very enjoyable..would definitely recommend ..

BI
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just had my second lunch of leftovers from our visit. Outstanding!

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was tasty, as always. Our female waiter was grumpy. I think she was bummed it was a slow Tuesday night. It was too bad, because it marred the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmine’s is an absolute must for any local or from out of town. All I can say is, Carmine’s is a genuine gem!!!!!

AB
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gang at Carmines continue to out do themselves as we enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner on Tuesday evening. Played it safe, order the Chicken Parm as we've done many times before, KNOCKED it out of the park again! Nothing compares, great, Great, GREAT Job....again!

Marie, thanks for your patience!! :)

Thank you!

g
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was terrific
Good value for party of 8 and he made spot on recommendations for portions

LG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a really great experience here. Chaz offers wonderful recommendations and we always enjoy the food at Carmine’s on Penn.

S
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have dined at Carmine’s On Penn and it was outstanding just like the first. We brought our son (DU college student)this time with us. He too was impressed. Excellent customer service our waiter was the BEST. The Italian food is outstanding!!! You have to make reservations no matter what day of the week. It’s a very popular restaurant and once you’ve dined here you’ll know why.

SB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a nice cozy restaurant. We love this place.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal- consistently great food! We always leave very full and very happy!

OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with mussels which were outstanding! Our main course was the two daily specials of gnocchi and ravioli. Both were quite tasty. Service was excellent. We will definitely be back!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience. Delicious food, laid back ambiance and an excellent wait staff.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite places. It's a little on the pricey side but you do get family style portion sizes, so it evens out for the most part. Their bread that they bring out in the beginning is amazing! Buttery garlicy soft yummy goodness. We love their chicken Montana. ☺️

S
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been going to Carmine's for years and it has always been highest quality. The food is wonderful and the service is top notch. We try to come a couple of times a year for special family occasions.

S
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a family style Italian meal.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waitress with an attitude. Spend too much money for poor service or service with an attitude.

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Was there a new chef last night, was gluten free or organic past

BM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veal parmigiana was to die for, delicious flavor, exquisite texture and cooked perfectly. The house salad drenched more than caressed by a fantastic house Italian less dressing would have been perfect. The server Tony knowledgeable, helpful and amplified the wonderful dining experience Carmine’s offers

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and great food!

c
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for large group!Food was very good and so was service.

ME
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Christmas dinner with relatives.

CJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience

LK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Haven't had that tasty of Italian food in years

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible experience. Took my boyfriend for his birthday and he says that it is some of the best Italian food he’s ever had, and that’s with some of his best friends being Italian! I have been here several times and always loved the food, service, and ambiance of the restaurant.

v
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Family style food ! Be sure to get more than you need so you can take some home too. Fresh bread out of the oven to die for too!

C
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always amazing, with a fun yet classy atmosphere and great service!

AW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined at Carmine's based on a recommendation from the ladies who work at the Woodhouse Spa. We asked them about the best Italian in Denver, since we were visiting the city and were clueless. Carmine's on Penn was one of three recommendations - and our choice, based on a view of the menu. Our waiter was great, made excellent recommendations, we were well taken care of, and the food was fabulous. Will definitely keep Carmine's on the short list for our next trip to Denver.

RW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best family style italian in Denver. Can't be beat, especially for larger groups.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday. We both said the mussels were absolutely the beat we have ever had. And of course the Chicken Montana was perfect as always. Great experience!!!!!

KK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Like always the food, service and overall experience was excellent. We had some specific dietary needs in our group and the staff listened to those needs and took care of us.

A
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Italian food...served family style. The "2 person" size easily feeds 3 or 4. The family size, 4 or 5. Not as good for a couple just because there is so much food.

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service!

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We love this place. It always exceed expectations!

AB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Isabella was also a fantastic waitress. We will be back!

LB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun for a birthday celebration. Warm atmosphere and lots of food choices.
Need valet parking.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!! Food, drink and service were amazing. Great ambiance.

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